Thursday, 19 June 2008

Busy buzzie Bumblebee!

This is Bombus hypnorum - a Bumblebee that 's been slowly spreading in England since it was first seen in 2001. Keith Balmer found a few a short distance from my house so I thought I'd go and have a look. I was quite chuffed to see several individuals feeding on bramble flowers exactly where Keith had seen them previously. On my walk back to the car I found a few more too. The one photographed above is a male, but I did see a queen as well, but she was too quick for me. More info on this species on the BWARS website.

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